Former Indian fast bowler Irfan Pathan talked about about the return of the players after a long break. Fast bowlers will take at least 4 to 6 weeks to get into the rhythm. Most of the cricketers in the Indian team could not practice since March due to the lockdown implemented across the country to prevent Coronavirus. Fast bowler Shardul Thakur started training in Boisar, Maharashtra in May, while Rishabh Pant and Suresh Raina recently practised through the net in Ghaziabad.
Cheteshwar Pujara, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma among other players have also started training. Pathan, who played 29 Tests and 120 ODIs for India, said on the Star Sports show Cricket Connected, "To be honest, I am worried about the fast bowlers."
He said, "It may take 4 to 6 weeks to get the rhythm. It is a difficult task and if you want to bowl at a speed of 140-150 km/h, then you run 25 yards to throw a ball and then throw a few overs, it is going to be difficult. Our body gets stiff, the management of injury will also be important because I think the fast bowlers may have to be a bit more cautious than spinners and batsmen."
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